DIY Pest Control

When DIY Pest Control Goes Wrong

If you’re confronted with a household pest infestation, it can be tempting to try to deal with the problem yourself because it’s cheaper than calling in professionals. However, misguided DIY attempts to eradicate pests can do more harm than good and in some cases be downright dangerous. DIY pest control can put your safety at…

Pests Make You Ill

Can pests make you ill?

Many common household pests pose a threat to human health. Rodents and a range of insects spread diseases, contaminate food, and trigger allergic reactions. These creatures make themselves at home alongside us in their search for food and a place to reproduce. And they bring with them multiple threats to our health, including: Salmonella. Dysentery.…

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Tiny pests that can be a big nuisance

Tiny pests that can be a big nuisance Insects play an important role in the environment. They’re a source of food for other animals, they pollinate fruit, vegetables and flowers, and they clean up decaying organic matter. But when they invade our homes in large numbers, these little creatures can become a huge problem. Insects…

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The critical role of pest control for food businesses

If you run a food business, pests can make your customers ill with food poisoning, severely damage your reputation, and result in significant financial losses. Businesses such as restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets face a constant threat from an assortment of common pests. These pests target food businesses because they provide an ideal place for…

Flying ants in your home

Why flying ants swarm into our homes

Flies and wasps buzzing around your house is bad enough but what if a swarm of flying ants invades your home? Well, it can – and does – happen. Every summer huge numbers of winged ants suddenly appear, usually when it’s hot and humid in July or August. These ants aren’t a separate ant species…

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What’s lurking in your loft?

Lofts are often dusty, dingy places where we put out of sight all manner of things we don’t want cluttering the rest of our home. But there could be more lurking in your loft than Christmas decorations, old furniture and boxes of miscellaneous belongings you’ve long forgotten about. We seldom venture into this space at…

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How to choose a good pest control company

Pest infestation can turn your life into a nightmare. Uninvited house guests such as rodents and insects spread disease, damage your home, and lower its market value. This is why householders look for pest control specialists who can provide a cost-effective, long-term solution. And finding a trustworthy pest control company gives you peace of mind…

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What’s bugging you in bed?

If you’re getting clusters of red bite marks on your body, particularly your torso, you could be the victim of blood-sucking bed bugs. These parasitic insects love to share our beds and they feed exclusively on blood. So when it comes to a bed bug diet plan, you’re the main course. Bed bugs can get…

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How pests can damage your business

Pest infestation can severely damage a business’s reputation and have devastating financial, operational, legal and health consequences. All types of businesses – large and small – are potential targets for rodents, insects and birds looking for food and shelter.  Many companies have paid the price for poor commercial pest control measures, with resulting issues such…